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Relative toxicity of analgesics commonly used for intentional self-poisoning: a study of case fatality based on fatal and non-fatal overdoses

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Background Analgesics are used most frequently in fatal and non-fatal medicinal self-poisonings. Knowledge about their relative toxicity in overdose is important for clinicians and regulatory agencies.

Methods Using data for 2005–2012 we investigated case fatality (number of suicides relative to number of non-fatal self-poisonings) of paracetamol, aspirin, codeine, dihydrocodeine, tramadol, paracetamol with codeine (co-codamol), paracetamol with di... Expand abstract
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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.jad.2019.01.002

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Psychiatry
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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0000-0002-5644-2735
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Affective Disorders Journal website
Volume:
246
Pages:
814-819
Publication date:
2019-01-04
Acceptance date:
2019-01-04
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EISSN:
1573-2517
ISSN:
0165-0327
Source identifiers:
958187
Language:
English
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pubs:958187
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uuid:446d36f8-3394-406e-b12a-5b91e5854b7b
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2019-01-09

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